clim@ competition 2020: promoting innovative solutions to protect the climate

Combinado Consult is very proud to be collaborating as an climate action ambassador on the clim@ competition.

The competition is open globally to businesses and start-ups working to scale-up market-ready concepts in the fields of sustainable energy and resource efficiency including

  • energy efficiency
  • CO2emissions reductions and
  • improved water, waste and material management

The clim@ was initiated by the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), advised by Finance in Motion, and is supported by European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

After a successful event in 2018, clim@ is looking for innovative and fresh approaches that tackle climate action in a demonstrable and positive way.

Applicants are competing to receive professional mentoring to develop their entry, a chance to pitch their idea to potential sponsors and investors, and a share of EUR 30,000 in prizes.

Application deadline: 16 February 2020

The selection of 5 grand finalists will take place on 2 June 2020, the day before the GGF Sustainable Future Forum in Frankfurt.

Check out the website for more details:


about the ggf

The GGF helps reduce the use of energy and resources and prevent CO2 emissions. It pursues this goal by providing dedicated financing to businesses and households across 19 markets in the Southeast Europe Region including Turkey, the European Neighborhood Region-East, and the Middle East and North Africa. By using a blended finance structure and working through local partner institutions, the GGF is able to raise awareness and implement green finance activities. The fund combines its financial offering with tailored technical assistance that helps build capacity and which brings energy efficiency measures, renewable energy, and improved resource management toward the mainstream. In addition, by managing the environmental and social (E&S) risks associated with its investments, the fund sets standards for its partners and supports them to enhance their own E&S management systems, as required. The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by Germany’s KfW Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, with financial support from the European Com-mission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Austrian development bank OeEB. The fund’s growing investor base comprises donor agencies, international financial institutions and institutional private investors, including the International Finance Corporation, the Dutch development bank FMO, the German ethical bank GLS, and Church of Sweden. The GGF is advised by Finance in Motion GmbH. MACS Management & Consulting Services GmbH, Frankfurt am Main acts as the technical advisor. For more information see

Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin – Germany (5-7 february)

Visit Essential Costa Rica / PROCOMER and the Costa Rican expositors at Fruit Logistica – Germany from 5-7 february 2020.

Where? Hall 25 / C-14

Please let us know at what day and about what time you would like to visit us. You might register via mail to /

The stars that will be presented at the Fruit Logistica 2020 edition by the member companies are:

Fresh products:

Tropical fruits



-Coconut (green)




-Chayote (white, green)

Sweet potato

Roots and Tubers
-Malanga (white, purple)
-Sugar cane

Further products of the exhibitors:
-Pineapple (dehydrated)
-Yuca (waxed)
-Yuca (frozen)
-Sancocho – vegetable mix (frozen)

The following producers are represented as exhibitors at the joint booth Hall 25 / C-14 :

-Barvatex de Heredia S.A
-ByC Exportadores del Valle S.A
-Chestnut Hill Farms
-Comercializadora Fertinyc
-Exportaciones Michelle SM
-Exportagri Natural S.A.
-Jalaram Fruit S.A.
-Piña Hills
-Productos Agricolas del Campo
-Productos Agropecuarios Visa
-Total Fruit
-Tropifoods EIAE S.A.
-Verita Tropicals Costa Rica S.A.

–Milestone Fresh Costa Rica S.A. has its booth in Hall 3.2 – B-04.

Please let us know briefly about your product interests and we will efficiently organize the respective meetings at our booth for you.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!

Green Plants: Costa Rica Consortium at IPM Essen 2020 (January 28th-January 31st)

Visit Essential Costa Rica / PROCOMER and the Green Plants Consortium CR at IPM Essen – Germany from 28-31 January 2020.

Where? Hall 1 – Booth B17

Please let us know at what day and about what time you would like to visit us. You might register via mail to /

The offer includes green plants, nursery plants, perennials, palms and cut flowers. The stars from A-Z that will be presented in the 2020 IPM edition by the member companies of the Green Plants Costa Rica Consortium are:



-Begonia Tamaya




-Dracaena Fragans Massangeana





-Pleonelle sog


-Sasevieria Zeylanica



-Tissue Culture Labs

-Yucca Elephantipes

About Green Plants Costa Rica Consortium

The group consists of leading enterprises producing and exporting ornamental plants from Costa Rica to the European market. Guided by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries) from Holland lots of activities have been undertaken such as work sessions on quality improvement, human resource management and cost control amongst others. The participating companies from Costa Rica constitute a group of pioneers in the areas of production and sales of ornamental plants. The guiding principles are quality control, protection of the environment and socially responsible conduct. That’s how Green Plants Cluster of Costa Rica was constituted since 2003 and had been working with PROCOMER to ensure top-quality goods. The mission is to achieve success and customer satisfaction by means of producing ornamental plants with a constant quality and a high added value.

Green Plants Costa Rica Consortium members present at IPM Essen 2020:

-Micro Plantas





-Ornamentales Rio Molino


IPM Essen – Germany

The world’s leading horticultural trade fair revolves around solutions and innovations in the green sector. The International Plant Fair has been held annually at Messe Essen since 1983. Here exhibitors increasingly present products that are sustainable and suitable for climate change. These include heat- and cold-tolerant plant and shrub varieties, environmentally friendly and resource-saving packaging solutions, organic fertilisers and substrates, air-cleaning, easy-to-care for indoor plants and pots made of sustainable and biodegradable